151 pages – Suggested weeks to complete 8-12 weeks minimum
Table of Contents
Chapter One – Euphrosyne
Chapter Two – The Hidden Years
Chapter Three – Service in Siena
Chapter Four – Messenger for Peace
Chapter Five – Champion of the Crusades
Chapter Six – Ending the Avignon Captivity
Chapter Seven – Wheat and Tares
Chapter Eight – The End of Days
A sample two-hour session
7:00 p.m. – Hellos
7:15–7:20 p.m. – Opening Prayer
7:20–7:40 p.m. – Read
7:40–8:00 p.m. – Discuss
8:00 p.m. – Break
8:10–8:30 p.m. – Read
8:30–8:50 p.m. – Discuss
8:50 p.m. – Closing Prayers/Announcements
9:00 p.m. – Goodbyes
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It was suggested to a young woman by a mutual friend that this young woman should join my Endow study group. As we welcomed her, I had no idea she was thinking of leaving the Catholic Church. This was to be her final attempt to hold onto her Catholic faith. Over time, as we read the study guides and learned together, this young woman had all of her questions answered. She is today a fervent and faithful Catholic! Thank you Endow! And, God be praised!Anonymous
In her mere 33 years she left such a rich legacy that she is named a Doctor of the Church. She is best known for The Dialogue, a book of meditations and revelations in which she shares intimate conversations with God. She used her ‘feminine genius’ to address the problems the world presented her and her words will ring as true today as when she first exhorted fellow Christians: “Be who you are called to be and you will set the world ablaze!”
Navigating the study
Each chapter is divided into three sections. For a more leisurely 12 week study, groups can work through two of the three sections. For an 8 week study, groups can either move through the sections more rapidly or are selective about which sections to complete. It is not expected that all the questions should be answered in one session or at all.
The commentary for this study was written by Emily Stimpson Chapman, who also wrote our studies on Letter to Women, Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), Salvifici Doloris (On the Christian Meaning of Suffering), Rosarium Virginis Mariae (On the Rosary of the Virgin Mary), and St. Hildegard of Bingen -Discovering the Doctors of the Church.
How to get started
Step one – Register your group
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Throughout your study, as spiritual, theological, or pastoral questions arise, please contact Simone Rizkallah, Director of Program Growth, for support and additional resources to answer any questions that may arise! Please also consider emailing her testimonies from your group! We love to hear what the Lord is doing with your women!
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